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. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. courtney robinson is live in a satellite center with more details. what is the latest? >> a hurricane watch is in place for n.c. and virginia coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blue through the caribbean at 135 miles an hour, ves off andh roof leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly pressing the outer banks of north carolina. officials are preparing. many beachgoers are evacua
alert for drivers in virginia. major changes will take effect at one of the busiest sberks in ties -- sberks in -- intersections in tysons corner. natasha barrett is waiting to update us. >> there are a lot of changes going on here. i drive through this area a lot. i went to the redskins game, and i saw the big sign, and i thought, what's going on here? we're talking about the area near international drive in tysons corner. this area has been under construction for so long, we have all been dealing with it. here's another change. it basically affects the ramp off camebridge road. route 123, going in the direction of reston and wolf trap, that's shut down. the new exit is off 123 to the frontage road. this is because of the ongoing issues of building the metro out here in the depul dulles area. get this -- it started friday night. you will notice the change come -- this morning coming in and out of the area. the change goes all the way through the end of this year. live from tysons corner, natasha barrett, abc news. >>> it is easier to get to interstate 95 in northern virginia. the
mother and then himself. >>> nearly 50 cattle died when an airplane raised through virginia livestock market. -- when flames went through. one firefighter was treated for minor injuries. or on the cause. >>> from the white house on this tuesday morning, president obama could still and be looking for another chief of staff. rahm emanuel is polis to leave his job to run for the mayor of chicago. an official announcement could come as soon as friday. >>> parents and teachers are responding to president obama bush's blunt criticism of d.c. public schools. >> the d.c. public school system is struggling. >> mr. obama told nbc yesterday that his daughters could not get the same quality education at a public school that they could get their private school. some said they agree with the president's assessment but the schools are headed in the right direction. >> there's also a lot of potential in the school system and a lot of room for hope. >> others believe michelle rhee's approach is not working. they also say parents should push for the same quality of education the president's daughters a
in prison. that case is prompting changes at virginia dmv. bob mcdonnell has ordered that agency to stop accepting federal identification cards as proof of residence. martinelli montano used such a card to get an i.d. >>> a northern virginia community is mourning the loss of a couple who owned a business many thought was the heart and soul of the community. the owners of nichols hardware store died in a car accident. jane watrel has their story. >> reporter: it's a huge loss for a small town as the purcellville community comes to grips with the deaths of karen and ted nichols. who were killed in a horrific car crash. >> amazing people. they have been running the store forever. they have been a staple here. a kindly group of folks and he runs this place and the people around him act the same way. >> reporter: stylist theresa wolf works a few doors down, a store owned by the same family since 1914 where the clerks call you by your first name. generations are paying tribute on the steps of the store. >> it is a big tragedy for their family and all of us. i grew up here. they have been here
it goes. >> a virginia woman is set to be executed tonight. teresa lewis was convicted of arranging the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. she will be the first woman to be executed in virginia in nearly a century. governor bob mcdonald and the supreme court say they will not intervene. house republicans will be in sterling to unveil their pledge to america calling for cuts and permit ly extending the tax cut and reforming congress. democrats say the plan is full of recycled ideas that would only compound the nation's problems. >> new consumer protection in the healthcare reform law take effect today. insurance companies can no longer set lifetime caps on medical costs. they are also banned from canceling coverage for people who get sick. parents will not -- will be able to keep adult children on policies until 26 and people will no longer have to pay for preventive care. >> a warning from intelligence officials. pension terrorists are being -- potential terrorists are being recruited on u.s. soil. >> top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicate
-- drivers in virginia. get ready for changes in tyson's corner. more with these changes and how it will affect you, nash nash. -- natasha barrett. >> good morning, lisa. i have to admit, i didn't know about the changes near the mall. there was a big orange sign that surprised me. it was good it was late and no one was behind me because i had to figure out my way around to get home. so this morning will be interesting for a lot of you driving in the tyson's corner area in virginia. what is affected is the ramp in the direction going to reston and wolf trap. anyone who knows tyson's corner or lives or works in the area knows about the traffic here and it is a mess. that is due to the metro project going on in this area. here are the changes happening now. it is the ramp from 123 to westbound route 7 in the tyson's corner area. there is a new exit out here from route 123 to the frontage road all for the ongoing construction for this major dulles metrorail project. it is going from this fri friday night -- it is going from this friday night until the end of the year. live from tyso
, many people that they need to interview. >>> the track has a long history in west virginia. it opened in 1933 before opening a gambling facility. we will have much more on the still developing story coming up tonight at 6:00. time and not victims are speaking out after an intruder broke into their home looking for valuables. they stuck in the 1900 block in a wooden. . -- in woodbridge. >> these victims are certainly upset about their safety. a woman that we talked to said she was just a hairbreadth away from being shot in the head. >> this is where my hair is burnt. this is where they hit me. the gun went off. >> the gunmen who barged into her home this morning is still on lives. they say there were seven people in the home, including a newborn, when two men came through the front door after midday. >> they pointed their guns at us. >> they grab this woman took her back to her bedroom. >> i thought she was already dead. >> the men took money and the woman's valuables and got away in a car parked right in front of the house. >> based on the circumstances, it does point in the direction
in the sea of red the past week, if the king for to this conversation. >> thank you. a virginia woman will be put to death by lethal injection tonight. to lisa lewis to be the first person killed -- executed in virginia in years. they have refused to block the execution. a d.c. jet made a key ruling as they move closer to the murder trial. prosecutors cannot reference statements made by the statement. he is pleaded not guilty to first degree murder charges. >> if you plan on using interstate 270, the southbound lanes will close around exit 10. the closures will take place sometime between midnight and 4:00 a.m. on friday. still ahead, the rally to restore sanity is striking a chord. there is outrage today after local police shoot a family pet. it is a story you'll see first burda. >> the first full day of fall will feel more like s ♪ storyteller: the itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout. down came the rain and clogged the gutter system creating a leak in the roof. luckily, the spider recently had geico help him with homeowners insurance. water completely destroyed his swedish f
northern virginia. the wrestling association confirms that heat judged matches for the past eight years and it performed skin checks on the students before they got on the mat. he has been suspended indefinitely. >> whenever there is someone like that, the neighborhood should be informed. >> a spokesman says that it sent a no trespassing letter to him. loudon county schools and tell us that they do not know if he was a referee for them. >>> and the fbi says it needs your help to try to find a dangerous serial robert that has struck across the region. here is some surveillance video. he has a large build and blue or green eyes. the suspect is responsible for some 38 armed robbery since february of last year. >>> a new charges have been filed against the woman accused of driving drunk and heading into college student in adams morgan. they have now charged her with involuntary manslaughter. it amended its original charge of aggravated assaults. one of the victims died last week she had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit. >>> president obama makes remarks about the country's str
for transportation. the latest plan for virginia's liquor industry. >> plus more opposition to a florida pastor's plan to burn copies of the koran. we'll tell you to latest. >> first, it is chilly out there. we got a break from the 90's. how long is this going to last? >> 4:40 on this thursday morning. we have the cold front that moved through yesterday. you felt the winds accelerate and pick up along and behind that front. it is still going to be a little bit breezy today. it is coming from the northwest driveing in the cooler, dryer, less humid air. mostly sunny today. temperatures now around 60 degrees. 61 in frederick. 64 in culpepper. 63 in college park. 69 in lusby. a little breezy, northwesterly winds at 10 and 20. keep the air conditioner off. crank open the windows and let the fresh air circulate. near 80 by saturday. next chance of rain still look it is like sunday with just a few showers possible. low 80's sunday into monday. back to lisa. >> a couple of problems to report now as far as traffic to and from the american lesion bridge. -- legionon bridge. look at 70 in clarksburg. >> y
on the job today. >>> investigators say that the fire that killed 29 horses in west virginia may have been deliberate. the flames broke out early yesterday morning in three barns at the crosstown races in west virginia. -- near the charles town races. 26 horses survived. it cost more than a million dollars in damage. there is evidence that indicates it could've been arson, but the cause has not been confirmed. >>> summer vacation is over for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. children and teachers in 10 counties are back in the classroom to start a new year. budget cuts mean big changes ahead. pamela brown is live in clifton with more. good morning. >>> hello. for a lot of parents, back to school is bittersweet because of budget cuts. at clifton elementary school, this school could be forced to shut down after the school year. parents say that will not happen without a fight. this person is dropping her 5- year-old ford is first year at a school but she says this could be his last year. >> next year? that is not fair. >> it feels really sad. i hope the school board wil
a medical emergency. he is believed to be heading toward the district or west virginia with a female companion in a kia spectra with maryland tags 1ew-b10. >>> together again, sarah palin and glenn beck are teaming up again. plus, what the police say drove a man to kill his wife and several others. new developments in the gas line explosion that killed four people in california. host: could switching to geico really save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance? was abe lincoln honest? mary: does this dress make my backside look big? abe: perhaps... save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance?really host: is having a snowball fight with pitching great randy johnson a bad idea? man: yeah, i'm thinking maybe this was a bad idea. >>> the american hiker who was supposed to be released today remains in an iranian jail. i experts say it may indicate there is a power struggle on the country. the 31-rolled woman was not released. the country's chief prosecutor overruled home, sang the legal process has not been completed. no word on how long that will take. she was arrested along w
of those races to watch in the battle for control of the senate. we begin in west virginia. where we see the candidates, democratic governor joe manchin hopes to retain the seat held by the late robert byrd for the last-ken century, going up against john raisey. the latest real clear politic average pollss that race close. popul popular governor. mountain state, 8.5%. that's below the national average. in 2008, as you can see, west virginia voted 43% for barack obama. 56% for john mccain. now, tonight, chief political correspondent carl cameron is up here in sistersville with a story about two candidates who have a similar theme. that's distain for many of the president's -- disdain for many of the president's policie policies. >> good luck. >> conservative businessman john raese is the g.o.p. best hope in decades to win a west virginia senate seat. >> when you look two years down the road we'll look like france in this country if we don't stop obama. >> raese knows president obama unpopularly and liberal agenda are his best weapon against popular democratic governor joe manchin. manchin
in west virginia and parts of the shenandoah valley. rain off and on throughout the day to day, moving south to north. high temperatures today should be in the mid 70's for most of us. we are in the mid 60's right now. upper 50's farther out west. southeast wind at 10-20. becoming gusty tonight's. if tomorrow morning rain translates to afternoon sunshine. not to lisa baden. >>> out of crofton its been a long morning on the ramp from route 3 heading onto stifter west, there is deep water at the end of the ramp. if there's a wreck betwnear 197. greenbelt road, that exit ramp to the military base is closed. virginia has a wreck north on 95 before the occoquan river near the 123 it-woodbridge exit, the right lane is closed. -- 12>>> police found a victimt before midnight in the 3400 block of dot are quoted in landover. the man had been shot and was discovered in the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. police are searching for the gunman. >>> police hope evidence left behind will lead them to hit and run driver. a young woman suffered a critical injury after being hit by a car sa
the state of virginia will be open today. a computer glitch prevented the d.m.v. from processing drivers licenses and i.d. cards for about a week. today they will deal with a backlog or commerce. the offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to noon today. five metro red line stations will be closed today to do work. tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont. metro is making improvements along an 8-mile stretch of track. they are expected to reopen in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. >> president obama will announce his newest plan to jump-start the economy. observers can't help but note it comes just three weeks before crucial midterm elections. emily schmidt joins us live with the details. good morning, emily. >> scott, good morning to you. yes. here we are at the unofficial end of summer. same as the beginning of the falls season. that's why president obama is is planning to spend this next week focusing on the economy. he will make a proposal about infrastructure improvements. later in the week the talk moves to talk for tax plans for small businesses. republicans like
. >>> moving nicely on the beltway in virginia. there was will work on 95 in baltimore that should be out of the late now. between richmond and baltimore along 95, looks good also on the freeway and the dulles toll road. it's decent between centreville and the beltway on 66. on 270, normal travel times near father hurley boulevard. back to you. >> thank you. >>> not your normal eviction. authorities serving notice to: found a possible hoarding situation. courtney robinson is live along 11th street to tell us about it. >> israa to looked at. we want you to see exactly what we are talking about. these odd belongings of -- these are the belongings of eloisa diaz. she was evicted. they came and took out olivehurst stuff. she's concerned people will take things. she has dealt with that at least once overnight. she says that she cannot pick out from all of this what is most important because if she says every item is important. her intention for keeping all of this was to help her family in venezuela. she says she worked hard to collect all these things to have them dump on the street. >> i've
have an accident now gone. i have news chopper 7 flying over the beltway in virginia. on the interloop to this wreck, only the two left lanes getting through. >> lisa, thank you. 55 degrees outside this tuesday morning. coming up next, a breakthrough in the fight agains al sdiemer disease. >> john stewart at his best on 4 today. [ male announcer ] you can't un-smoke a cigarette. and you can't go back and un-do the times you tried quitng.. ♪ but evsmoker was a non-smoker once. you could be again. for many, smokinis a treatable mecal condition. so talk to your doctor about prescripon treatment optis and support. and make this ti, your time. >> researchers discovered a protein that seems to signal how aggressive alzheimers will be. if they could lower the levels, they could slow prodepression. more than 5 million americans are estimated to be living with these diseases. the annual koflt of being owe beast is $4900 for women and $2600 foremen. >> there is a new requirement for college athletes that must undergo an sikcle cell disease. some say testing athletes could prove discriminatory
, driving rains moving from the carolinas into virginia now. good evening, i'm jim vance. doreen is off this morning. the rain is already battering parts of north carolina as hurricane earl edges even closer to our area. states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. residents are preparing to board up in virginia beach, bracing for a direct hit along the cape in massachusetts. let's get right to our meteorologist doug cameron now. >> great news here continuing to come in from the national hurricane center. earl continues to weaken, just 105 miles an hour, that is now a cat ge category 2 storm. something else, it's a little further offshore, that means the winds are not going to be nearly as devastating as they could have been if the eye of the storm was coming closer to shore. look at this jog it's taken the last couple hours off to the north and east. it will make its way up the coast well o our shore line, but we have along the atlantic beaches, we have that tropical storm warning that is in effect through the day tomorrow. we're going to be watching it closely du
beaches and down into virginia. when you get to north carolina pink shaded counties that's an actual hurricane warning for the carolina counties there to the east. so you can just see we are expecting some very rough weather in that direction. a quick check on the beach forecast the first part of the weekend at least, the most unsettled day will be friday. we'll look early to be very, very close to friday afternoon some gusty winds there in ocean city. and then finally we clear it out saturday. but the surf will be up to 4 to 7 feet by thursday. could be 10-foot to 12-foot waves rolling into the beaches on friday night into saturday. so huge waves possible definitely heed your lifeguard warnings if you're headed beach side. >> be sure to stay with abc 2 news for continuing coverage of hurricane earl. tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. a hurricane earl special tracking the path of the storm. special edition of good morning maryland this friday starting at 4:00 a.m. we'll have the latest developments on the storm and its aftermath. you can get the very latest on earl's path on our web site at abc2
for a rematch against martin o'mally. a northern virginia man will be at utah supreme court today in hopes of gaining custody of his daughter. john wyat says his daughter was adopted and taken to utah without his permission. his girlfriend gave birth last year without telling him and put emma up for adoption. he says that was in violation of fralt parental kidnapping laws. >> the death toll is growing in texas in the aftermath of tropical storm hermine. two people have died from rain associated with that storm. this comes after a number of dramatic reves like this. firefighters in arlington, texas pulling a woman to safety. check out this dramatic video from dallas. you'll see a tornado forming tearing apart a section of a rail chard. that twister slammed a truck into a warehouse. that was one of several tornados that touched down throughout the day. >> wildfires in colorado are burning out of control for a third day and four people are still missing. flames burning destroyed at least 136 homes so far. that makes this the most destructive series of wildfires in colorado history. many of th
he stops in northern virginia today to meet with the fairfax family at their house before he talks with several local families if about the economy. >>> one day away from election day in the district. there are more accusations of campaign voters -- campaign workers, rather, buying votes in the district. at the park has the latest from this brolin controversy -- growing controversy. >> the back-and-forth continues. last week there were allegations that an adrian fenty campaign driver was offering young voters $100 a day jobs in exchange for votes. the tables have turned. the vincent gray campaign is accused of wrongdoing following the video that service to this weekend. the latest video drawing even more tension into the d.c. mayor's race in its final stretch. >> could i get a giant gift card if i vote? >> the video shows a adrian fenty supporter confronting an unidentified woman asking where she can get a giant gift card. >> if you get on our van, and go vote, and get back on, i will be right here. >> who do i have to vote for -- gray? >> no, we are nonpartisan. >> the video doe
the struggle of the civil-rights movement. >>> the famed rotunda at the university of virginia will get a facelift. it will be replaced with part of its columns restored, and it should cost about $23 million. the university hopes the state will pay $13 million, and the rest will come from private donations. >>> and still to come on abc7 news at 6:00 -- >> in northwest washington, one person is honored for his work in trying to prevent sexual assault. i will tell you about it. >>> and a picture perfect wednesday. bob ryan is next with the complete forecast. >> it was a picture perfect day in atlanta. wait until you see. and the ravens are tryi >>> a unique approach to problem. men can stop rape. >> it teaches masculinity and nonviolence, and some d.c. students are being honored for their work to prevent sexual assault. >> they are encouraging male students to be real men. >> men have the capacity and a desire to be strong without being violent korea >> they have clubs, called men of strength. >> it is not about lifting 50 pounds. it is about social intelligence and other famous. >> they
that they will make the right decision, which is to bring my daughter back. >> a virginia man chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? >> a virginia father traveled across the country to fight for the daughter he has never met. >> tonight, the fight over baby m and reaches new heights. -- baby emma reaches new heights. >> her adopted family rename her gabriana, but her biological father has gone to court to get her back. the cracks john stopped -- >> and john stopped only to show photos of his adopted daughter. his girlfriend signed papers without his permission. today, they argued before the state supreme court that emma belongs in virginia. >> i live in virginia halfway across the country and they want me to comply with their loss one i.r.c. did everything my state says i have to do. -- with their laws when i already did everything my states as i have to
avenue. near andrews air force base, looks fine in virginia as well. no problem on all 66 miles of the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 6:12, 62 degrees. >> still to come, president obama speaks to the children. the commander-in-chief has a new book. >> good morning. i am courtney robinson live in wheaton. a communications meltdown on metro has left if customer is in danger. what that means for your morning commute, coming up. >> oil >>> it is primary day in maryland and the district. in d.c. the voters will cast their ballots in the mayor's race if between adrian fenty and vincent gray. they will choose candidates for several city offices. maryland voters will decide governor and other state, county, and other local offices. >>> the obama administration hopes a federal judge in florida will toss out a lawsuit by that state and 19 others over the new health-care reform laws. they say provisions requiring people to have held insurance or face tax penalties are unconstitutional. >>> d.c. says -- bp says crews of baghdad where drilling a relief well to permanently sealed blo
cooler now than yesterday at this time. attorneys vowel, west virginia, 51. -- keyneysville. 82 degrees for the high temperature this afternoon. no big swings in the temperature expected anytime soon. 85 tomorrow with a slight chance of showers tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. >> traffic is slowing down in virginia along 66 eastbound into manassas. 28 centreville. 50 to 123. nville rd.the garrison vow the baltimore washington parkway is quiet. 270 southbound approaching 109. quiet crowd on route 4 and route 5 in maryland. looks good on route for ander route 5. 270 approaching 109 on the screen. back to you. >> thank you. >>> heisman trophy winner reggie bush is forfeiting his awards. he's giving back the trophy. the scandal over improper benefits when used with the university of southern california should not stand the dignity of the board, he says. he was awarded the trophy in 2005. the n.c.a.a. determined he and his family received gifts from two marketing agencies. >>> 61 degrees on this wednesday morning. >> coming up, toyota wants a judge to toss out in a lawsuit linked to acce
. virginias dmv is now changing the paperwork that immigrants can use to prove they are legal u.s. residents. >>> still ahead, six days and counting. a call for calm in the district's race for mayor. >> bp is coming clean. an investigation into the gulf coast oil spill. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 ♪ ♪ [ male aouncer ] giving ucigarettes catake more than wlpower alone. but today'a new day. for many, smokg is a treatable dical condition. talk to your doctor about prescripti treatment optionand support. >>> is exactly 6:10. we do have a few light showers across northern virginia. very, very light rain near urbana. i wish i could say these showers are holding together, but they are not. we're getting a few light showers as well as they are slowly pushing off to the east. this is the result of a cold front. 70 in manassas. we are on our way to the upper 80's, and near 90 today. becoming breezy, as well. costs around 30 miles per hour. generally a lot of sunshine despite the added clout -- gusts around 30 miles per hour. near 80 on sunday. >>> eastern avenue is closed between
to watch in the house. these are races we've singled out, including a congressional race in west virginia. this is the first district of west virginia. where democratic state legislature mike oliverio faces mckinley. the big trend this season has been the wave of anti-incumbent sentiment. chief political correspondent carl can cameron reports oliverio has already taken down a political mini dynasty. >> he was the first challenger across the country to beat any incumbent this year. he ousted 28-year democratic house veteran alan malahan whose father held the seat for 20 years before him. the state lawmaker opposes abortion, gay marriage, healthcare reform, president cap-and-trade bill, stimulus spending. most of president obama and the democratic party agenda. >> i'm not going to washington to get in-step with the washington leaders. i'm going to washington to try to get the leaders in step with the american people. >> the republican nominee is millionaire businessman dave mckinley, former west virginia g.o.p. chairman and state lawmaker. he argues once in washington, oliverio will be a ru
to virginia to michigan. watch. >> people in this district are mad and i'm mad too. >> you took on congress. standing up against a congressional pay raise. voting against the health care bill because it costs too much. and going against his own party, he voted against the wall street bailout. >> i must ask myself ten times a day what is washington thinking? we're fed up and so am i. that's why i voted against bailing out wall street. i went to work for michigan. >> those are the three democratic house incumbents, but it's not just house democrats, mike castle, mike newman, even the grandson of richbd nard nix. ties to the republican establishment especially if you carry the title of congressman could be a career ender this year. republican and democrat running this year who are avoiding the party label completely. can you guess which party these candidates belong to? take a look. >> bill saved a lot of jobs. >> and he created a lot more. >> bill young has always created jobs in florida. >> this successful program created jobs, jobs, jobs. >> this is an ordinary man who does extraordinary th
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. yesterday the justice department filed an objection to judge virginia phillips' ruling earlier that said don't ask, don't tell is unconstitutional. lawyers argue that the judge would be overstepping her bounds by hauling a policy that is under debate in congress. now it's up to judge phillips to decide if she will issue an injunction to force an end to the policy or not. the white house later released a statement saying the filing is in no way diminishes the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. >>> well, for the first time in nearly a century the state of virginia has carried out an execution on a woman. last night 41-year-old theresa lewis was put to death for arranging the slayings of her husband and stepson in order to collect a $250,000 insurance policy. a lot of controversy around that one because some suggest she had mental handicaps that should have prevented her from being executed. >>> finally they do not call new jersey governor chris christie the wrecking ball for nothing. on wednesday he was in california for a campaign event for republican gubernatorial candidate meg whitman. 3,000
baltimore. kathleen? >>repooter: paul warrenn% shared a home with his mothee arlington, virginia. resident say he was quiet and they never heard him complain about taking care of his ailing mother. neighbors along ken more street say they rarely who was facing serious health problems. they say he nnver úiscussed the difficulty. >> he was there for her like a 24 hour job with hhm. saw him he had her with herror going to visit her. he rarely ever stayed in the house so the hospital was his home.% permit to carry concealedal weapon but only in virginia. metro access transporting the disabled. this is news at 5:30. >>> and to watch more about the hopkiis shooting go to our web site and look for hot topic at the too of the page. >>> and when breaking news happens, get us seetember directly to your cell phone. the sign up for fox 45 mobile news text alert. also texx wbfffat 45203 to get signed up. >>> 3 people injured in a stabbing on an mta bus. happened just before 3:00 ooclock aaong liberty heeihts avenue. after the incident theebus pulled over at the mall. nooe of the injuries is life thre
for 38 armed robberies in maryland, delaware, pennsylvania and northern virginia. >> each of these robberies, he has covered up facially. so it's difficult to identify these individuals when we simply don't know who they are. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect is working alone, targeting large restaurants, demanding cash from employees. mostly in maryland. hitting up businesses in carol, harford, howard and montgomery counties. among them, this friendly's. and bob evans. >> the fbi says the suspect whipped out a handgun at every robbery. most recently, here at this appleby's. . >> katherine elder has worked right next door at the bob evans next door for 13 years. >> i'm very frightened to each come into work right now. you don't know what he's looking at, what he's going to do. >> reporter: each case, witnesses described the man as a robber with a light complexion. 6'tall. 250 pounds. disimpghts blue or green eyes. >> if anyone has seen an individual who has possibly talked about these crimes or bragged about these crimes or has the features that we already went ov
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>>> making news on this friday, september 24th. >> put to death. a woman is executed in virginia. pleas to spare her went right up to the very end. >>> states of emergency in the upper midwest. the water came up fast after a powerful storm. >>> and new restrictions for a once-popular drug. we'll hear from the doctor who first raised the red flag. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us on this friday morning. we begin, now, with the first woman executed here in the u.s. in five years. she's been put to death in virginia. >> theresa lewis' case gained international attention, not just because of her gender. but supporters argue that she was not smart enough to carry out the crimes. here's brad wheelis. >> reporter: theresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in almost 50 years. lewis was sentenced to detd in 2003, for hiring two killers who shot her husband and her stepson. according to prosecutors, the two were lured into lewis' scheme by sex and money. the money was to promise to split the son's and husband's life insurance with him. lewis confess
gunfire with police. the carjacked vehicle got away. >>> at 6:14, a virginia woman became the first female to be executed in the u.s. in five years. teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection while -- for arranging to have her husband and step-son killed. before she was put to death, lewis apologized to the daughter of the father she killed. >>> firefighters are trying to determine what caused a manassas fire. winds help the fire spread. 11 people were displaced. >>> parts of wisconsin and minnesota are under a state of emergency as heavy rains pound the area. the region is expected to get even more rain today. alison? >>> the president of iran made extreme allegations yesterday at the u.n.. so extreme it caused the u.s. delegation to walk out. emily schmidt has more about that and how it could affect america's relationship with that country. >>> president obama's speech advocated working toward peace in the middle east. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride that comes with a home state. israelis will never know the certainty that comes with sover
to virginia today. he will hold a similar event in iowa this morning. >>> now to a developing story from across the atlantic the eiffel tower shut down again because of terrorist threats. law-enforcement agencies are working on credible threats. this is the second time in as many weeks. >> it really shows you what the world is starting to look at. i will give you some background and some degree of talking about last week. just a few days ago u.s. homeland security, janet napolitano, said authorities were seeing more terror activities from our broader, more diverse set of threats. today this is giving us 'ew evidence that perhaps what she was talking about. in paris on tuesday night officials evacuated the eiffel tower a#ter phone in threat. this is the second such evacuation in just two weeks. a senior u.s. official tells abc news this is a credible threat. it comes after the questioning of a captured to suspectesuspecn g. hottest. -- german jihadist. officials actually says some of these recruits are looking for the same german moscoque that members of 9/11 attended. back to you. forwar
101, culpepper virginia, hot stuff, weather clear across the region, across the mid-atlantic, but in the to the rest of the evening we're talking about 80ings, mostly clear skies, we'll caught it a tropical start to fall. >> it gets even hotter out there tomorrow. we'll break that down for you and talk about when things feel more seasonable coming up. kelly. >> thanks a lot wyatt. >>> baltimore city police say a man stumbled on to someone's front porch after being shot in east baltimore. the victim stumbled on the homeowners porch of north broadway around 10:15 this morning. the homeowner has no idea who the man is, he is suffering some multiple gunshot wounds to his chest. he was taken to johns hopkins hospital where he died, they do not nowhere the shooting happened and they are still trying to filling out all the details now. >>> a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over a deadly crash on the bay bridge in the summer of 2008. 57-year-old john short survived after he swerved his tractor- trailer to miss an oncoming car. it crashed through a jersey shore and p
on anything trying to grow of the ground. nearly 90% of virginia is cooking with drought conditions. 100% of maryland is hot. >> some have received so little brain in their farm in virginia that his normally red apples look like golden delicious. >> still to come, the number of people in the sea with hiv is rising. a casino will open next week and linseed lohan is headed back to jail. >> mr. cole bear went to washington -- colbert went to capitol hill. not everybody was laughing. he made for some awkward moments. we are live from northwest washington. >> it was particularly awkward for the democrats that invited him to appear. >> comedian steven colbert of his you need brand of truth. what i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i hope that my star power can fund this hearing all the way up to c-span. >> he spent the day picking vegetables as part of a campaign. it offers you a citizens to replace them reform workers. just seven people showed up for work. >> this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so many -- sold you a
, hurricane warnings from virginia beach southward to just outside of jacksonville, north carolina near camp lejeune. as far as our commuter models go, everything is taking it offshore at this point. the only close call is out there at nantucket, martha's vineyard, chatam. it should be a category 3 and then a category 2 by the time it's south of new england, weakening to a category 1 as it impacts either down east maine, they're probably going to get hit good saturday morning. the tropical storm force winds, the worst where stephanie is located, and then as everyone drives to work tomorrow, delaware and coastal new jersey and then we take that wind field up into virginia on friday evening. the worst of it is out to sea, but it's still going to put on quite a show in the outer banks and there in cape cod. >> and as you say, 125-mile-per-hour winds is nothing to take lightly. >> there will be damage done from this storm. >> earl's impact expected in north carolina late tonight as we're hearing from bill. thousands are evacuating from the coast, forced to forego their weekend plans as we head i
northeastwards towards the north carolina, virginia border including sounds and always evacuation ordered here for ocracoke and visitors on hatteras island and people here are keeping close eye on the path of the storm. >> i think everybody's concerned. you know, the storm is coming and it's big enough. if it gets a little farther west, hey, we could have some problems. >> it's just another storm. he said 20 years ago it was like that. so maybe we'll get lucky. >> but, tamron, the thing is you don't even need this to make landfall. hurricane force winds stretch out 90 miles from the center and tropical storm extend 200 miles from the center. we could still feel significant impacts. >> we just got a picture of president obama in a briefing with fema administrator craig fugate and they were talking about preparations being made in advance of hurricane earl. so, obviously, this storm is being discussed at the highest level at the white house as a precaution. >> and i actually spoke with craig fugate this morning on "wake up with al" this morning and i was very impress woued wi me. he said all the
supplies. also, virginia coast, also on hurricane watch now, the navy as well getting ready. they are moving a destroyer out to calmer waters right outer loop p trying to get out of earl's way. rob marciano is there for news virginia beach for us now. rob, tell us the best you can tell us about when it might get to where you are and other people are along the coast and are we talking about a direct hit just yet? >> well, that's a possibility. it has been possibility the whole time, t.j. what we have been hoping for really hasn't happened. we have been hoping for more easterly progression of the forecast track. it keeps getting shifted to the west ask that means that north carolina, virginia, and the delmarva, and the northeast haven't been taken out of that forecasting margin of error, cone of uncertainty. it is a possibility to get a direct hit. even if that major hurricane gets within 50 miles of the coastline, or 100 miles of the coastline, that's going to put some hurt on virginia and chesapeake bay area and certainly the outer banks which you mentioned has some evacuati
much for them. >>> less than three hours of the execution of a woman in virginia in more than a century. this death penalty case is creating international controversy. >> reporter: 41-year-old teresa louis is set to die by leth an injection at 9:00 tonight. all of her legal appeals have been exhausted. and the u.s. supreme court in virginia and the governor refuses to intervene. she is accused of i've hiring a hitman to kill her husband and stepson in 2002. tests show she is border line mentally disabled. the fight to save her life has stretched overseas. denise, back to you. >> thank you, mary. the execution will be first of a woman since 1912. texas held the most recent execution of a woman in 2005. >>> president obama uses a second address to the united nations to ask the world to back the mideast peace process. manuel gallegus reports. iran's president also gave a speech. >> reporter: president obama is calling on world leaders to step up and lend a hand to the middle east peace process. >> peace must be made by israelis and palestinians. but each of us has a responsibility to do ou
. tweet me your response to this one. >>> virginia is about to execute the first woman in almost a century. why? there has been no last-minute clemency deal so far for theresa lewis. >>> and do history textbooks in texas have a pro-islam bias? we're not talking about a small church or a little congregation. this is the school board in the state of texas. they've touched off a new debate. and later, the head of facebook giving a lot of money. what he makes, we can all comfortably say he is super rich. and he is giving away on oprah's show, mind you, a lot of money. wii going to talk about it. [ female announcer ] you use the healing power of touch every day. ♪ now the healing power of touch just got more powerful. introducing precise from the makers of tylenol. precise pain relieving cream works quickly to activate sensory receptors. it helps block pain signals fast for relief you can feel precisely where you need it most. precise. only from the makers of tylenol. >>> major changes are coming to the newark, new jersey, public school system. thanks to a donation of $100 million. the money
, in virginia. a venue for the president and supporters to promote the new regulations on health insurance. he said the changes are not about getting between patients and doctors. >> these are designed not to have government more involved in health care. they are designed to make sure you have basic protections in your interactions with the insurance company. >>shepard: the democrats in washington call the changes a patient bill of rights. and now, our reporter is here is up here in new york city. less then three weeks from the midterms. hard to believe. what is the pitch? >>guest: the president is trying to give it a personal feel with people who are benefiting from health care reform or feel they will benefit from health care reform. and a minute of candor from the president on the message. take a listen. >> sometimes i fault myself nor not having been able to make the case more clearly, to the country. we spend, each of us who have health insurance, spend $1,000 of our premiums on somebody else's care. >>guest: he said it was bankrupting families and businesses and the government. >>shepard
in virginia next year. instead, it will mark civil war month. there were apologies for making no mention of slavery. >> the summer of 2010 is now history. it may be remembered as one of the worst ever. the weather channel said so. despite dozens of the 90 plus degree days, we've got thunderstorms with winds as high as 90 mi. per hour. it knocked out power to 300,000 people and three other storms were damaging. >> thank you for reminding us. >> a young bicyclist killed in a hit and run for. >> we have some relief rolling in this weekend. we will have a look ahead. >> trent williams was being watched very closely today at practice and i have the latest. donovan mcmann says the skins may be favored against the rams, donovan mcmann says the skins may be favored against the rams, but this may right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of chart
from the outer banks. virginia beach hit hard and maryland area and beaches in delaware seeing the strongest winds. the storm tracks off the coast for the most part. the heaviest winds and rain offshore and the big waves doing the damage along the coast and the pictures you will see. we have hurricane warnings up for areas of cape cod and the hurricane center thinks it's possible to make a direct impact out on the cape. it is looking more unlikely and still a hurricane warning so we have to wait until they drop that, maybe they'll do that at 11:00. as far as the waves go, 23-foot waves right now of virginia beach. that forecast track takes it parallel to the coast today. don't expect a big increase of the winds today in maryland and delaware. jersey area, long island seeing worse today and right off of cape cod later tonight. here's how it looks. as far as the storm goes, the center of the circles where it's located. heaviest of the rains along the jersey shore, new england 2:00 to 4:00 today and then the worst exiting jersey shore about 6:00. racing up the coast for cape cod,
is talking about health care in virginia, hoping to drum up a little support for a new plan six months after he signed it. here is the live picture right now, a backyard discussion in falls church, virginia. let's listen to the president. >> -- somebody who helped to champion the kinds of reforms and patients' rights we'll talk about here today, congressman jim moran is here. thank you so much, jim. [ applause ] and falls church mayor nade nader baruk i was just mentioning baruk means blessings in hebrew, one who is blessed and barack means the same thing so he and i, we're right there. and i know he feels blessed to be the mayor of this wonderful town. you know, when i came into office, obviously we were confronted with an historic crisis, the worst financial crisis since the great depression. we had lost 4 million jobs in the six months before i was sworn in, and we've lost almost 800,000 the month i was sworn in. obviously, the economy has been uppermost on our minds and i had to take a series of steps very quickly to make sure that we prevented the country from going into a second great
. now, any minute we're expecting him to talk about the economy in richmond, virginia. we will have that live when it happens. but true to recent and presidential campaign form, earlier today, he met with a family in des moines before holding another backyard gathering with their neighbors. and he went after the republicans as well as their pledge to america. >> you can't say you want to balance the budget, deal with our deficit, invest in our kids, and have a $700 billion tax cut that affects only 2% of the population. >> these events may be having an impact leading up to the november midterms. look at this. asked which party should control congress, 46% said republican. 43% said democrats. that's a six-point gain for democrats since august. cynthia tucker is with the "atlanta journal and constitution." it's good to see you. >> good afternoon, chris. >> were the rumors of a gop landslide in november premature? >> well, i think those polls were quite early and they -- they highlighted the most engaged voters, the angriest voters, the voters most likely at that point to turn out in t
the american people vent if will you. interesting to me, i just spent a couple days in southeastern virginia for a big piece on cnn.com publishing it tomorrow about sort of what happened in the obama mojo. take virginia. look, there were all of these obamacans. republicans who became obama fans in 2008. they crossed the aisle because they were inspired, just like some democrats were, and thought he was going to change things. i talk to democrats, republicans and independents in southeast virginia. they were basically saying, look, not angry at him. saying, we think he's a good man. we think he's got ideas and is trying, but basically said he tried to do too much too fast in the first 20 months or so, and the second thing they say, it's just a constant political environment, because of the economy. the economic issues, you and gloria were talking about that, frankly it's a throw the bums out kind of mentality. look what a couple voters we talked to, republ >> no matter how he spent his time during office and how well he represented his constituency, unfortunately the majority of citizen whose
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